The Modern World
Landmarks of the World's Art
by Norbert Lynton
Paul Hamlyn, 1965 [First Edition], full colour reproductions, illustrations and photographs, b/w photographs/illustrations, illustrated end-papers, hardcover, dustjacket,
Very Good Condition, minor discoloration to page edges, minor rubbing to edges of book, minor 'crumpling' to bottom corner of some pages, dustjacket shows minor edge/shelf wear (see photographs)
'This account begins with the origins of the modern attitude to art, in the early 19th century. The Romantic movement, with daring and colourful innovators like Delacroic and Turner, gave way to the matter-of-fact but powerful realism of Courbet and Daumier which yielded in turn to the new discoveries of the Impressionists - Monet, Degas, Renoir. The turning-point of 20th century art is seen in the solitary work of Cezanne, the 'father of modern painting'.
This book shows how the art of today has grown out of the vital movements which dominated the 19th century. It also illustrated the point that there is an art of today - sharing all the adventurousness and technical progress of the inventive and forward looking 20th century.'